About this artwork
This precious, small, finished and signed composition was one of some 100 images Roman Baroque artist Ciro Ferri made to be engraved. In this case, French engraver Guillaume Chasteau reproduced the composition but changed the supplicant to a prisoner offering chains to the Virgin and Child. Marks identifying previous owners of this sheet Giuseppe Vallardi and Carlo Prayer (both from Milan) appear in the lower corners of the work.
Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Ciro Ferri
- The Madonna and Child in Glory Appearing to a Kneeling Young Man
- Black chalk and brush and brown wash, incised with graphite, heightened with white gouache, on ivory laid paper, prepared with brown wash (recto); graphite or black chalk on ivory laid paper (verso)
- Inscribed recto, lower right, in pen and brown ink: "Ciro Ferri"; verso, upper center, in red chalk: "D 200."
- 138 x 103 mm
- Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection